A lovely kilt surprise

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A lovely kilt surprise

Postby Ray » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:55 pm

It was my birthday a couple of days ago. My wife announced today that my present, after a delay, was ready for me to open.

Well, knock me down with a feather. It was a black Utilikilt! It’s amazing. Loads of press studs, poppers, pockets and pleats. I love it! Seems the customs duty was £138 alone (can’t be right?) but it’s something I have always wanted. First outing with it will be to a nice restaurant on Saturday!

My wife likes it on me. She’s brilliant!
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Re: A lovely kilt surprise

Postby crfriend » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:02 pm

Bravo, sir! It's wonderful to hear of spousal acceptance from time to time.
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Re: A lovely kilt surprise

Postby Kirbstone » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:24 pm

Dead jealous, Ray...of the spousal approval bit. Know all about the Customs tariffs too. Bin there dun that, Wary now of ordering anything from the US.

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Re: A lovely kilt surprise

Postby Caultron » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:53 am

Ray wrote:It was my birthday a couple of days ago. My wife announced today that my present, after a delay, was ready for me to open.

Well, knock me down with a feather. It was a black Utilikilt! It’s amazing. Loads of press studs, poppers, pockets and pleats. I love it! Seems the customs duty was £138 alone (can’t be right?) but it’s something I have always wanted. First outing with it will be to a nice restaurant on Saturday!

My wife likes it on me. She’s brilliant!

Very cool.
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Re: A lovely kilt surprise

Postby oldsalt1 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:30 am

Great gift. Biggest part is family acceptance.
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Re: A lovely kilt surprise

Postby Ray » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:53 pm

You’re right, and I know that your son has alluded to that in his gift to you.

My wife actually likes me in most skirts, tolerates me wearing hosiery, and actively dislikes me in heels. I have no other female-associated clothing.

Getting the kilt was brilliant. Only thing to come close was my first wife buying me some DKNY sheer tights for Valentines Day. I have yet to open the pack - and I received them in 1999!
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Re: A lovely kilt surprise

Postby greenboots » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:04 pm

Skirts are not acceptable in this house! Though I did manage two spend three whole days kilted with some favourable comments. Harvest supper tomorrow followed by Ceilidh-kilted of course. Then a week of holiday in a small self-catering bungalow. Must get the plain black kilt pressed and ready for service. An opportunity not to be missed. I also hope to stimulate some positive conversation, but it will require tact, for which I am not renowned. Ah well, nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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Re: A lovely kilt surprise

Postby skirtyscot » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:28 am

That's an excellent present, Ray. Great that your Mrs actively approves of your skirts.

I'm on holiday with Mrs SS and Sonthree. She suggested that I bring one of my casual kilts, so of course I accepted her idea readily.
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Re: A lovely kilt surprise

Postby Sinned » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:19 pm

... and packed 6!!!!
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Re: A lovely kilt surprise

Postby weeladdie18 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:20 am

greenboots wrote:Skirts are not acceptable in this house! Though I did manage two spend three whole days kilted with some favourable comments. Harvest supper tomorrow followed by Ceilidh-kilted of course. Then a week of holiday in a small self-catering bungalow. Must get the plain black kilt pressed and ready for service. An opportunity not to be missed. I also hope to stimulate some positive conversation, but it will require tact, for which I am not renowned. Ah well, nothing ventured, nothing gained.


Have you ever heard of the " Clerical Tartan" , worn as a traditional Kilt by religious gentlemen.
I have been lead to believe some even wear this garment for Religious services .....Check out Father Bill on X Marks the Scot ...
Try sending him a P.M.......this Tartan Kilt might open a door for you.
As I understand it he was a retired head master who subsequenty wore the Cloth and has recently retired from the Church in Canada.
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Re: A lovely kilt surprise

Postby weeladdie18 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:47 am

greenboots wrote:Skirts are not acceptable in this house! Though I did manage two spend three whole days kilted with some favourable comments. Harvest supper tomorrow followed by Ceilidh-kilted of course. Then a week of holiday in a small self-catering bungalow. Must get the plain black kilt pressed and ready for service. An opportunity not to be missed. I also hope to stimulate some positive conversation, but it will require tact, for which I am not renowned. Ah well, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Something is going wrong with my posting today............

Greenboots have you ever heard of the Clerical Tartan , worn as a traditional Kilt by Clerical Gentlemen
Try contacting Father Bill on X Marks the Scot. As far as I am aware he is a recently retired Minister in Canada. Might be a way forward for you
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